The oils and tannins in Sage have astringent, antiseptic, and irritant properties. It is therefore an important herb in medications for mouth sores, mouth ulcers, and sore throat medications (make teas and use as a mouth rinse - try a tea with equal ... *
Cut Sage Tea Leaves "LOVE this tea! I keep the bag in my cup the entire time I'm drinking it. I never add sugar or anything except lots of lemon juice (fresh-squeezed...about 2 - 3 tsp.). I don't normally like the taste of tea but this is very mild. Will be ordering a..." -- Francesca (Retired from Fed. Govt.)
The oils and tannins in Sage have astringent, antiseptic, and irritant properties. It is therefore an important herb in medications for mouth sores, mouth ulcers, and sore throat medications (make teas and use as a mouth rinse - try a tea with equal parts Chamomile and Sage). For sore throats, try mixing a Sage tea with apple cider vinegar and salt for gargling. Sage is reported to have moisture-drying properties, and can be used as an antiperspirant. It can also be used as a compress on cuts and wounds. Clinical studies have also shown that it can lower blood sugar. Try making capsules out of dried leaves as a substitute for teas for internal use.
As an astringent, Sage can be used as a refreshing after-shave, and there is some indication that an infusion of it can be used to subtly color silver hair. As with many of the other herbs, Sage tea can also be tried in a tea for digestive problems and flatulence.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
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LOVE this tea! I keep the bag in my cup the entire time I'm drinking it. I never add sugar or anything except lots of lemon juice (fresh-squeezed...about 2 - 3 tsp.). I don't normally like the taste of tea but this is very mild. Will be ordering a lot more of this since I'm almost out.
(Profession: Retired from Fed. Govt.)
-- July 18, 2005
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